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  • Special Weather Statement for Central Yampa River Basin County, Colorado
  • Special Weather Statement issued December 18 at 5:08AM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:08 a.m.
  • Expires: Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:15 p.m.
  • ...SIGNIFICANT MOUNTAIN SNOWFALL POSSIBLE SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
    TUESDAY NIGHT...WITH ANOTHER STORM POSSIBLE ON CHRISTMAS DAY...
    INCLEMENT WEATHER WILL BE HANGING AROUND EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
    COLORADO FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER WEEK AS A SERIES OF PACIFIC STORMS
    MOVE THROUGH THE REGION. WEAK WAVES OF ENERGY WILL BRING SOME
    LIGHT SNOW TO THE MOUNTAINS THROUGH THE END OF THIS WEEK WITH A
    BRIEF BREAK ARRIVING SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY MORNING.
    BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON...UPPER LEVEL WINDS WILL BE SWINGING AROUND
    TO THE NORTHWEST SENDING A SERIES OF VERY MOIST DISTURBANCES INTO
    THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN COLORADO. THIS
    FAVORABLE WIND FLOW COMBINED WITH THE PACIFIC MOISTURE MAY RESULT
    IN A PROLONGED PERIOD OF MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOWFALL FROM VAIL PASS
    NORTHWARD TO THE WYOMING STATE LINE NEAR STEAMBOAT SPRINGS. EARLY
    INDICATIONS SUGGEST WELL OVER A FOOT OF NEW SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE
    BETWEEN SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND LATE TUESDAY EVENING.
    LONG RANGE COMPUTER MODELS ARE SUGGESTING ANOTHER STORM WILL PASS
    THROUGH THE REGION CHRISTMAS EVE OR ON CHRISTMAS DAY. THIS SYSTEM
    WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BRING SNOW TO EVEN THE LOWER VALLEYS
    OF EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.
    WITH HEAVY HOLIDAY TRAVEL ANTICIPATED...THE IMPACT FROM ANY
    SNOWFALL LATE THIS WEEKEND THROUGH CHRISTMAS DAY MAY RESULT IN
    SIGNIFICANT DELAYS. PLAN AHEAD AND CHECK THE LATEST FORECAST
    BEFORE TRAVELING ACROSS EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN COLORADO.